Bill back on the line - Business

Bill back on the line - Business

There are 9 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Feb 26, 2009, titled Bill back on the line - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The clothesline bill is back again, rekindling a debate on homeowners' rights. Bill hanging on the line >> HB1273: Allows the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or ...

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Big John-Hawaii Kai

United States

#1 Feb 26, 2009
Oh Yea, this is the type of bills our elected leaders should be dealing with in this time of economic hardship. Trying to steer clear of the tough decisions on critical issues, are you? Well, let's see. If we outlaw clotheslines, then people will have to use their dryers,if they have one, and that will result in higher electrical usage, which would mean increased income for HECO. Hum, wonder how much HECO gave out in political contributions.
Stoopid Bill

Washington, DC

#2 Feb 26, 2009
This is why Hawaii is a laughing stock across the country. I can't beieve our elected officials are wasting their time talking about clotheslines. Guess there's nothing more important to talk about in our aina, eh? Sheesh!
Not Convinced

Makawao, HI

#3 Feb 26, 2009
And this merits a 36% raise? If you think this is stupid, you should see some of the other bills currently in committee. How about an official state insect (HB135). There are loads of them and there is no limit to the dumbness.

Ontario, CA

#4 Feb 26, 2009
I agree with the three comments above. with the energy crunch and other more important things, this one should be tossed out immediately without comment.
Loco Moco

Kailua, HI

#5 Feb 26, 2009
If you own a home, you should have the right to air out your long as it's on your property. Homeowners associations boards (which are mostly made up of cranky retirees) are the ones that need to find better things to do -- I've known some that spent hours talking about what kind of awning is permissible to put on your lanai. Talk about people who should have better things to do!

Since: Aug 08


#6 Feb 26, 2009
This type of crap should be dealt with the members of the association and the association itself. The members of the association knew what they were getting into when they signed into the association, its all in the by-laws and such. This is a waste of time and money to be looked at by our gov't.

Honolulu, HI

#7 Feb 26, 2009
come end of the legislative year, a costly special session is needed to deal with more important bills. Ironically, one of those bills will probably concerning the budget.

Honolulu, HI

#8 Feb 26, 2009
If you want to use a clothesline and can't don't buy a house there. Don't wast the legislature's time.

The one and only house I had with an association gave me the most headaches. They too prohibited clotheslines. Thankfully, my fence hid mine so they couldn't tell. Never again did a buy a house with such restrictions on it. I'd rather deal with some of the neighbors with which I have had to deal than with a homeowners association any day.

Honolulu, HI

#9 Feb 26, 2009
I see nothing wrong with hanging laundry. If people spent big money to buy their properties they should be able to hang laundry!...the issue is so stupid. If the community associations think clean laundry is an eyesore...what do they think of the ugly electrical and cable wires that crisscross the skyline?...what do you think the tourists think about that? Clean up the litter and junk cars everywhere first!

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